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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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70 Aquilae

Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:43 | Tran: 1:33 | Set: 7:18
Alt: -2.77°   Az: 269.52°   Direction: West

70 Aquilae is a bright giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Aquila.

70 Aquilae visual magnitude is 4.89. Because of its moderate brightness, 70 Aquilae is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of 70 Aquilae star
DSS2 image of 70 Aquilae. The red arrow shows the motion of 70 Aquilae during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


20h 38m 00s
-02° 27’ 47”
06h 05m 24s
02h 43m 25s


20h 36m 43s
-02° 32’ 59”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 70 Aquilae star
Simplified finder chart for 70 Aquilae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

Bright giant


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 70 Aquilae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 70 Aquilae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

70 Aquilae is distant 2,202.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

-10 km/s
0.013 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 70 Aquilae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.5°
Max altitude: 36.1°
Azimuth: 267.5°